December 15, 2016

Rocket Galaxy with Chibi Lights!

Wahoo! I got myself a kit of Chibitronics lights with a huge coupon on Black Friday! I showed my kids and they were eager to try out the lights but I didn’t want to just practice in the book. It seemed easy enough so why not start out with a card?

chibi rocket card

I tried a new way of making my galaxy background this time. I started by adding lots of stars with my frisket that has a needle tip on it. When that was dry, I used three colours of Gansai Tambi paints for the bright colours. They are semi-opaque so the colour stands out more under the black than with my professional paints. I dried it then added another layer for more brilliant colour and dried that as well. At this stage of course, it is very messy and imperfect. Next I added black (sometimes I also use some very dark blue) paint using my professional, more translucent paints. I applied it over the entire panel focusing on the areas without colour. If the colour starts to disappear underneath the black paint, I use a cloth to pick some of it up off the coloured areas. I add two layers if I need to to get the coverage I want. This layer is also dried before continuing. Last I add some black dye ink around the edges using an ink blender and over the coloured areas if the black isn’t dark enough. An eraser (with a clean tip) easily removed the frisket to reveal the white of the paper creating the look of stars.

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The rocket was coloured with Copics and a gel pen for the silver bits then cut out by hand. The flame was cut out in the center as well to make room for the flame. I set up the chibi lights and also cut the flame shape from the background, adding a piece of vellum coloured orange behind the opening. I layered fun foam all over the back except for the battery area and attached the battery with a glue dot. It doesn’t seem to bother the electrical system at all because it is a very small glue dot. The planet was made using eggplant coloured paper cut with punches and dies for the craters. A piece of dark grey paper helps make the craters more 3 dimensional and I rough sponged on some purple, blue and black inks for texture. I used the same sponge I use for ink blending but instead of smoothly sponging over the paper, I just dabbed on the ink which left the texture behind.

For finishing touches, I used some teal glitter washi tape, some nuvo drops in glitter silver and some clear shimmer spray. A few sequin stars and silver Sharpie coloured wood veneer stars and my card was complete! My kids ADORE the light up feature. We’ve decided I will wait and send the card for the next card shower we hear about for a child the right age. So sweet of them to agree to that don’t you think?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Winter Feathers n Tea Card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop


Today I’m showing you a card for the quarterly Coffee (or tea or cocoa) Lovers Bloghop! I just got the new Vintage Tea Cup set from Altenew and it was perfect for my card for today.

winter tea cup

The paper is from the new Winter Wonderland paper pack by Simple Stories. It has the most lovely soft blue-greens in it. Fortunately for me, Ocean Tides by PTI matches perfectly! So I die cut my tea cup from this colour except the inside which I paper pieced in with ivory cardstock. By embossing the cup it made it easier to line up the liquid image stamp because you can overlap it slightly and not worry about it. I accented the teacup with BG 70, 72 and 75 Copic markers. The flowers on the teacup were stamped using images from Beautiful Day.

The feathers are by PTI also, I stamped them in kraft, ocean tides and chocolate ink with a little Hero Arts soft pool on the aqua feather. I did lots of layers of stamping using my MISTI to get the stripes and  ombre looks within each feather. For the dots, I used the stamps provided but when I stamped them, they looked too perfect. So I stamped each dot then inked my stamp again, stamping a bit to each side creating more of an oval. I also tried tilting my stamp block (not the MISTI) to only get about 2/3 of the dot then reinking and stamping the opposite side of the stamp, using only 2/3 of it again which makes sort of an oval as well. It was easier to do this last technique with the larger dots.

Enjoy, Rebecca

December 10, 2016

Our Last Challenge of the Year!

We are looking back at this year’s sketches from Crazy 4 Challenges. I chose our sketch from challenge number 354.

floral tea cup

I just got my latest order from Altenew today. It included both of the sets you see here: Vintage Teacup and Vintage Flowers. Can I just say how much I love them both? It took me ages to try out all the flowers as they each have up to 4! layers! I die cut them all then place a piece of typing paper under the negative piece. I then stamp each image on the typing paper so I have a record of which die goes in each place. It helps me line them up faster from then on. And if I want to make multiples, I have a way to place the die cuts in the same place each time.


While using the tea cup set, I learned a few things. Next time, I don’t think I will use the gold rim stamps with the polka dot ones. The gold rim goes better with the small flowers. I wanted to try the polka dots out so I’d have come contrast with all the flowers. But hey, can you ever have too many flowers on a card?? ha ha! You can find all 11 sketches over at the blog. I know it’s a busy time for most people but if you are still making cards, maybe thank you’s for after the holidays or hostess cards, try out one of our sketches!

Enjoy, Rebecca

December 09, 2016

Year in Review for Flourishes–Floral Tag

This week we’ve been having a review on the Flourishes Blog. Each designer created a card for this week using their favourite stamp set.

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I love all of the Year of Flowers sets by Flourishes l.c., they are so beautiful and realistic. This time I used Year of Flowers 3. I stamped it with a light coloured ink using my MISTI than coloured it with Copics. After colouring, I re-stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with silver powder. The papers are from a My Mind’s Eye paper pack; the border and word dies are by SSS and the intricate die is by Spellbinders. Instead of sequins, I used my new Nuvo drops to make the shiny glitter drop embellies.

Enjoy, Rebecca

December 05, 2016

NEW! A Fun New Type of Shaker Card!

I have a new shaker card for you today, one I invented. Or at least I’ve never seen it anywhere. Neither had Dina of Splitcoast Stampers who has scheduled me in for a tutorial the first week of January! So exciting.

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Fortunately for me, I don’t have to wait for my tutorial to come out to show you my idea! This is a card I made for a friend who had twin baby girls. Before you open the shaker portion, this is what the card front looks like.

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Here you can see the shaker emerge as the front panel is removed. The shaker window is underneath it.

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And finally with the front panel fully removed, you can see the entire shaker. I filled the shaker with lots of sequins and confetti, a bit too much really. The little onesies are held by stretchy clear jewelry cord (clear thread works just as well) so they don’t go sideways or upside down. That idea came from Jennifer McGuire. I did find that they don’t move much as the sequins underneath them hold them in place so next time, if I use larger items held in my the clear stretchy cord (like the onesies), I will use a double layer of fun foam.

I thought this was a clever idea and I hope you do too. Please share this idea on your blog and share the link with your friends as long as you give me credit. Please keep on eye out for my Splitcoast Stampers tutorial and video on the first Wednesday of January!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Altenew Baby Zoo, Card Directions-Clear Dollar Stamps (pull)
Ink: Versafine black
Paper: Echo Park
Accessories: tab die-PTI, stitched rectangles-SSS, sequins-Lucy’s Little Things, confetti-Martha Stewart, fun foam, clear jewelry cord-Michaels, onesie die-Lifestyle Crafts

December 02, 2016

Poppy Bookmark Card

It’s our Flourishes l.c. Friday Free for All Blog Hop again. It was my turn to choose the challenge so I picked one of my favourite types of cards – Interactive! If you’ve never made one, it means you construct the card in such a way so the card moves or the recipient has to do something other than just open the card.

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The focal panel is actually a removable bookmark! I used a PTI die which cuts a scalloped banner. I cut the first time only partially leaving the short straight edge uncut. Then I turned the die around, lined it up and cut it a second time also leaving the short edge uncut. This left me with one long panel with banner shapes at both ends. I scored it so it folds into what you see here. The white die cut is adhered  everywhere except where the book mark tucks in. To use the bookmark, just place the front in the place you want to save and fold the other part down a few pages past.


The poppy image is from Year of Flowers 2 which is a fabulous set if you love to colour flowers! I use it constantly! I just ordered a new set of 150 !! Prismacolour Premier Pencils so I used then on this image. They are so creamy and blend without using a blender pen! You just go over the join between two colours with one of the pencils. I look forward to learning more! If you’d like to make an interactive card, check out the tutorials at Splitcoast Stampers, they have a ton of cool ideas! I’m going to have a tutorial there the first week of January so keep an eye out for that! I am so excited!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Check out what the other girls on the team made!

Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

November 28, 2016

Flourishes and Imagine Crafts Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Welcome to the new Flourishes first partner blog hop with Imagine Crafts. They sent our designers some amazing ink pads to work with while we created for today and we sent them some of our fabulous stamps! Thank you for joining us!


We are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two blogs. Since it was my Anniversary on Friday and our attempts to celebrate were interrupted by a sick kiddo, please leave a comment for hubby and me!

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I started by creating a background using Brilliance Galaxy Gold pigment ink, sponging it through a stencil. Then I added some sponged inks to coordinate with the colour of the butterflies on the patterned paper. I inked the edges of the pink text packaging with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink to distress it lightly. Enlarge the photo to see how  I added some Celestial Copper pigment ink to the edges of the scalloped cork circle and Brilliance Pearlescent Olive pigment ink to the center. More gold ink was added to the edges of some of the paper layers for extra shine.

The focal image is from Year of Flowers 1, coloured with Copics. I used non-traditional crocus colours, who says art has to be accurate after all??! I decided to match  the colouring to the shades of the butterflies so I used yellow and pink.

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Some details to notice: friend sticker (the light is hitting it strangely because it’s a glossy, puffy sticker, it’s underneath the tulip), mirrored cardstock hearts, Copic coloured wood veneer heart and ephemera: tag, ticket, pretty packaging from embellishments (pink text) and music paper. There are three colours of twine on the tag all knotted separately. I’ve never done that before and I love it. There are mulberry roses, sequins, gems and mini pompom lace. The final touch was the thanks sentiment cut from gold textured art paper.

Please hop along with us. You will get so much inspiration from both teams of designers. Don’t forget to leave as many comments as you can to increase your chances of winning!

Enjoy, Rebecca


Imagine Blog -

Barbara Thompson -

Toni Storie -

Alison Heikkila -

Beverly Cole -

Kren Kurts -

Neva Cole -

Roni Johnson -

Linda Lucas -

Davi Long -

Jennifer Vanderbeek -

Naomi Gong -

Vickie Yeakley -

Nadine Carlier -

Rebecca Ednie -

Gloria Hayoung Lee -

Mark Melnick -

Shirley Qu -

Martha Lucia Gomez -

Terre Fry -

Mary Prasad -

Trisha Traxler -

Monica Edwards -

Flourishes L.C -

November 26, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake!

I love cake, my favourite is chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing and ganache glaze on top. Ooh yeah! My second favourite is lemon with lemon filling and cream cheese icing. But honestly, it’s rare for me to find a cake I Don’t like!

free style cake card

Our challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challenges was to make a cake themed card. I’m kind of on a roll with freestyle collage the last few days. I saw my Maggie Holmes collection stickers and chipboard I’d left out from my last post so I checked to see if I had any cake themed items to use. I was hoping to make a quick card as hubby was waiting for me to start watching a movie! It was our anniversary yesterday and although we’d planned to celebrate in style today, it was fun to spend some time together. (Our kid is sick, we’ve had to reschedule! ugh) There were lots of celebration themed items but no cake. So hubby had to wait a bit while I water coloured this pretty cake by SU! (from a long, long time ago.)

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Creating a freestyle collage card is so much fun. As long as you keep the balance right, you can throw almost anything on! Some small details you might otherwise miss: clear gems from Lucy’s Little Things on the cake, gold embossing on the cake, tiny yellow flowers amidst the roses on top of the cake, offset matting of the focal image rather than a perfectly even mat, scattered sequins-clear, opaque, heart and star adhered to resemble confetti scattered around; gold Wink of Stella pen around the edges of the  water colour paper, glitter on the balloon die cut and heart and finally, some pink stamped stitching.

One last tip: add some sparkle right into your watercolour. If you have a white shimmer watercolour paint, mix it into the paint you are using. Even when it looks like you don’t have much, it is very shimmery. I used my white pearl paint in my Gansai Tambi palette. Or add some perfect pearls into the mix. You could even add some wink of Stella to your palette and mix that in!

Isn’t this the best challenge? You’ve got to find some time to play a long with us! If you don’t have a cake stamp or die, just make one out of pieces of patterned paper cut to size, or use a cupcake stamp! You probably have one of those!

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 25, 2016

Red, Red, Red!

Hi! Our challenge today for Flourishes l.c. was to use the colour red. I don’t use red much so it really was a challenge!

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I actually had to look through quite a few paper pads to find one with some red in it! Eventually I found one by American Crafts. I used some Gansai Tambi paints to watercolour this image from the Year of Flowers 2 set by Flourishes. The sentiment is one from a dollar store set of preprinted sentiments on vellum, it’s surprising how nice and thick the vellum was. The die cut hearts cover up the adhesive since I don’t find vellum adhesives work very well.

I hope you enjoy your hopping! Off you go!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 18, 2016

Chicken Soup Get Well

It’s the 3rd week of the month so have a sketch challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. It’s full of amazing possibilities.

floral swag get well
I find get well cards to be harder than most as I’m not into cutesy images and there seem to be few vintage or classic style images to use. So when I saw a sale on this stamp set I grabbed it quickly especially since I already had the matching dies! The image was stamped on ivory cardstock and coloured with Copics with the gold spoon coloured with a gold Wink of Stella pen. Underneath is some messy gold thread.  Instead of plain squares across the top, I had the idea to use daisies but three wouldn’t fit and still look right. So I decided to use three roses and add the daisies in between. It looks way too bare up there so I added some branch-look floral wire, some gold stamens and a few leaves. Last but not least, a few tiny buttons and sequins.


Isn’t it a great sketch? Even if you are busy this week, maybe you can sneak in a few minutes to make a card! The entire team would love to have you play along with us!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Not Your Average Sunflower!

We have a topsy-turvy challenge at Flourishes l.c. this week! Any type of card was fair game as long as we used atypical colours for the image or theme.

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I Googled it… there are sunflowers in just about every shade of yellow, orange, rust, burgundy and even a few with bits of pink! But there are absolutely no blue sunflowers! And I added a yellow center instead of a brown one. The image was coloured with Copic markers but the background was sponged with three shades of Distress ink. I allowed the ink to smudge and applied it unevenly so it better matched the rustic, distressed patterned papers.

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I added some calligraphy to this card. The fig 2 was supposed to resemble a botanical illustration. Sadly too much ink came off the pen and the result is less than stellar. And of course I did it at the very end after everything else was done. UGH! But I like how the Miss You on the tag turned out! You can’t see it here but the shading on the center of the sunflower was done with a Spica glitter pen. I added it in tiny dots like pointillism. I just realized now that I see the enlarged image that I missed adding the dots to the little flower! I’ll go back and fix it.

Please visit the entire design team to see how they interpreted this fun challenge!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered In: Mojo Monday 474


November 11, 2016

Masculine Blue Jay Card

This has to be one of my favourite Flourishes l.c. sets ever! The birds in this set are gorgeous, perfect for so many occasions and a blast to colour!

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When I looked up blue jay images, I was amazed at how many shades are found in their plumage! I used a ton of markers and still only got pretty close! But it sure was fun trying! I decided on a masculine card as I’m always in need of them and I find them hard to create with little time so having them made ahead is key.

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I hope you like this set as much as I do. And I know that the team has some lovely cards to show you too! A couple members are missing from the list as some changes were made last minute but I’m sure they will show off the set as soon as they can.

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered In: Mojo Monday 473


November 10, 2016

Monogrammed Floral Card

Welcome to day 4 of our Flourishes l.c. release. We are revealing two sets today, It’s All In the Details 2 and Art Deco Alphabet.

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The Details set includes some lovely frames that work perfectly for small images or the alphabet! There are two of each letter, a left and a right which helps you make monograms with an overall oval look when used together.

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I coloured in the inner details of my frame and paper pieced the outside. It makes for a very pretty focal point. I’d keep this a secret for the recipient but my best gal pal reads this and will recognize the monogram! I’ll give it to her so she can send it to someone else like you would with monogrammed stationery. BTW, the ribbon matches much better in real life!

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Using just the frame and the monograms with the MISTI would be a great way to make quick work of a stationery gift set! The MISTI would allow you to make multiples very quickly. You could add just a touch of quick colouring and you’d be done! You could make notecards and envelopes or if the recipient likes to write a bit more, you could add in some note paper. Oooh, wouldn’t it look pretty with some golf foiling… {Smile!}

Time to hop along to all the super talented design team member’s blogs!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 09, 2016

Camellia Love–Day 3 Flourishes Release

There was a mix up on Monday regarding which sets were to be released in which order so I’ve already posted about todays set. You can see that post and card HERE. Here’s another look at the stamp set and a link to the store. Camellia Love.

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The links to the other designer’s blogs are also on that post so go clicky up there!

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 08, 2016

Winter Bouquet–Flourishes Release day 2

One of the things Flourishes l.c. has always been known for is it’s glorious florals. And the re-launch of Flourishes maintains that tradition.

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Here is another gorgeous floral to add to your collection! I’m not sure what several of the flowers are so forgive me if they aren’t the correct colours! I just coloured them with whatever pleased me at the moment which is the most fun!

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As you can see, you get not one but 2 lovely arrangements with this set! I used Copic markers but any medium would be lovely. The background was stenciled with a damask stencil using white crackle embossing paste. Be sure to go and check it out in the store! Winter Bouquet.

And for the other designer’s creations go to:

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 07, 2016

Day 1 Flourishes Release… Again!

Apparently the calendar was incorrect and the set we are releasing today is My Cup Overflows!

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I bet you haven’t seen one of these in a while! It’s a waterfall card if you aren’t familiar with them.  You can get instructions over at Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the images in various places on square die cuts. Then I cut a mask with a slight border and placed that over the image. Sponged ink was added and the image coloured in. I got the idea from a recent card by Debbie Hughes.

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The background was stamped with the little mug image from Must Be Santa on top of patterned paper. I love this paper, I would have bought an entire pack if it was available! Ombre woodgrain? What’s not to love? Just so you know, in the photo above the card isn’t crooked, it’s just that it was hard to photograph and the pull tab was sitting a bit crooked.

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So fun right? I hope you love this fabulous set. It’s in the Flourishes store right here My Cup Overflows.

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I can’t wait to see what the other girls have created. There may be a delay for some of them because of the mix up as to which set we were featuring today. Visit all their blogs to see the versatility of this set!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

Camellia Love Card

It’s that time again! Another month of Flourishes l.c. releases! 5 new stamp sets for you to enjoy. And in case you are paying attention, no, it hasn’t been a month already. We have moved up our releases for November and December to avoid all of the holidays.

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This gorgeous flower is a camellia. Please tell me I’m not the only one who’d never heard of it before? Perhaps they don’t grow this far north, no idea. They are a woody shrub or tree and have the loveliest rose-like flowers in shades of white, pink and red. But I guess when they are small they can also be an indoor plant because the set below shows one in a pot!

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I hope you  love this set as much as I do. It will be available in the store on Saturday. It really colours up so beautifully and if you usually have trouble figuring out where the shading should be, it’s all figured out for you!

Now, off you go to see all the cards the super amazing design team have created for your enjoyment!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Rebecca Ednie –That’s me!
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 05, 2016

Sweet Fruit Card

Is everyone having weather as great as we are getting here in Southern Ontario? It’s been unseasonably warm the last few days and for a winter hater like me that’s awesome!

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So when we got a theme of strawberries or fruit in general for this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges, I was happy to make a tropical looking fruit card! The stamps are about 10 years old maybe from SU! I can’t even remember the last time I used them! But they were perfect for the challenge. I inked each up several times using my MISTI which makes the rock and roll technique even easier! You can add layers of ink without ever worrying about contaminating any of your ink pads. I do recommend working while each layer is still wet though for best results.

Do you have any fruity papers, embellies or stamps? Then you should join our challenge this week! You are welcome to add a card any time this week and we’d love to have you play along with us, the Crazies!

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 04, 2016

Monochromatic Floral Card

This week at our Friday Blog Hop we were challenged by Linda to make a monochromatic card. I debated on which colour to use but I finally decided on purplish-blue.

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OK, yeah so I know the green isn’t monochromatic but I felt I couldn’t do purplish-blue leaves!! ha ha! So I broke the rules a wee bit. The flower is an iris from Year Of Flowers 1 and not only is it lovely but so are the other 3 flowers in the set.


Be sure to check out the Fabulous Design Team’s cards. I’m sure they will blow you away!

Flourishes blog 
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 03, 2016

Shabby Fall Branches Card

I was looking at a few challenges and trying to come up with a card that would fit. While pulling some supplies, I realized that now that I’m on two design teams, I don’t just make what I feel like making much anymore!

shabby fall card

So I just started creating with what felt like fun! In the end it turned out it did match one of the challenges after all! The greenery and pinecones were handmade using Susan Tierney Cockburn dies. It definitely takes a while to make the pinecones but I thought they turned out very cute and pretty realistic. I used my little Delicata copper ink pad to highlight the tips of the scales.

For the background, I started by adding gold crackle paste through a script stencil. Then I added more stenciling through a Moroccan style stencil with green ink. Some random gold splatters, clear crackle paint and evergreen ink competed the background. The cluster in the corner includes burlap, twine, ribbon, a gold stamen bunch, tiny flowers, lace, cheesecloth, the large fabric flower and the greenery and pinecones. I also dabbed some gold Stickles in random places all over the card. Finally I added sequins, a butterfly sticker and a bit of brown ink distressing.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: the Paper Players Tic-tac-toe challenge #319


I used die cuts, pine and ribbon if that wasn’t obvious!

October 30, 2016

It’s a Treat Day for Flourishes Customers


All October releases are on sale for a whooping 15% off. If you purchase $55.00 or more and US addresses get FREE SHIPPING. If you purchase only one stamp set, we'll ship in a plain brown envelope for $3.00 - There are restrictions: no insurance, no tracking number and no guarantee from Flourishes if you have problems with your shipment. We will do what we can, but it's not a guarantee.

October sets are:
Year in Flowers 1,2 and 3
Diamond Background
Go Tell on the Mountain both large and small
Must Be Santa 

So  full fill your treat bag!
International rates apply for all non US addresses-Sorry :-(


October 28, 2016

Elegant Floral Frame Card

Our challenge this week is one of most interesting I’ve come across in a long time! We were asked to use the initials of our names and come up with supplies to use that start with those letters!

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My full name is Rebecca Jennifer Menzies Ednie which gave me 4 letters to work with. So the supplies I decided on are rose (the colour and the flower), rectangle, evergreen (one of the leaf ink colours), ebony (black for the sentiment), embellishment, metallic and embossing. I didn’t come up with anything for the J though. Overall, I had a lot of fun brainstorming for supplies to go with my letters. It helped that I had a list of a lot of my supplies in my database program on my phone and I also used my catalogue of ink colours I made last week. For more info on either organizing technique, leave me a comment below.

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It’s hard to see in the full on photos but I added some embossing to the corner of the card which has to be the cheapest embellishment ever! Yeah! And it worked perfectly for the sketch. I had to light it differently to get it to show up.

I am excited to see all the cards the team have made aren’t you? Head on over to the C4C blog and check them out! I hope you can find time to play along with our challenge this week.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered In: Mojo Monday471, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes


October 27, 2016

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop–Use Pastels

It’s my week to host our Flourishes l.c. Friday Blog Hop! I decided to challenge the girls to make their card using only pastels except for stamped lines and sentiments which can be a neutral colour. I’m excited to see what the girls have made!

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I used the Year of Flowers 2 poppy image for my card. I coloured it very softly with Copic Markers on Flourishes white cardstock.The focal image was cut with a Spellbinders die. The background piece was cut with Simon Say Stamp dies (I cheated and used a rectangle die with stitching along the outer edge as a border stitching die on the left) as was the sentiment (also SSS)which was popped up on fun foam. A scattering of sequins from Lucy’s Little Things and some messy gold thread complete this soft and feminine card. The background papers are by My Mind’s Eye.

Isn’t this stamp set gorgeous? It’s perfect for so many occasions! Now it’s time to hop along! I’m sure you’ll be thrilled with the amazing cards the team has created!

Barb Thompson 
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: Retro Sketches 237


October 24, 2016

Tim Holtz Monthly Tag Challenge

This tag was inspired by the TH tag for September I believe. It used several fun techniques and I had a blast making it. I traded it away as I made this for a swap on If you like snail mail, I highly recommend you check it out.

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The background was made with a mix of various colours of distress stain and a few inks brayered on. Then I added some die cut grunge paper coloured with metallic Distress stain. The dies for the branches are by CAS-ual Fridays, flower by Prima and the rub ons by Tim Holtz.

Enjoy, Rebecca